Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, County Legislator Denise Ford and family members who lost loved ones to drug addiction – including the family of a Garden City resident who died after a friend declined to call 911 during an overdose – will light the dome of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building purple on Wednesday, June 18th at 6:30 p.m. in recognition of New York State’s Good Samaritan Law. Purple is the color that represents Overdose Prevention.
The Law is designed to reduce preventable overdose deaths by encouraging people to call 911 if they witness a drug overdose, without fear of being arrested for low level drug possession. Accidental overdose deaths are now the leading cause of accidental death in the nation, exceeding even motor vehicle accidents among people ages 25 to 64.
Wednesday, June 18th
Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building
Second Floor – Ceremonial Chamber
1550 Franklin Avenue